State stories on Illinois
With talks between labor and environmental groups at an impasse, and with the clock ticking on the impending closure of two nuclear plants in Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker this week urged lawmakers to quickly take up the “compromise” package he put forth in June.
Two of the laws make menstrual products available at state colleges and universities and require homeless shelters to stock the products, budget permitting.
Masks will be required for students and teachers, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday. The state also updated its quarantine rules for students and teachers: an option to test to stay in school instead of quarantine if exposed to a positive COVID-19 case
Teachers, students must wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status
Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest for corruption and stripping him of his right to run for elective office in Illinois
The new law, which was supported by gun reform advocates while the Illinois State Rifle Association remained neutral, creates a number of changes to gun statutes
Illinois will effectively end immigrant detention and further restrict local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Monday.
Illinois law will soon allow victims of sexual crimes to renew orders prohibiting contact by their assailants without having to face them in court
Illinois officials are set to begin accepting permit reservations for the pheasant hunting season
McHenry County Department this week received its first new doses of COVID-19 vaccine since early May